When I found this chandelier at the ReStore, it already had a chalk-like grey finish. The problem was it had a broken top loop and a missing decorative finial at the bottom. I salvaged suitable replacements from another light fixture but they were a nickel finish and did not match. So... in steps chalk paint to save the day!
You can't even tell which were the mismatched replacement pieces.
I love the effect chalk paint has on metal. It tones down the sheen and gleam of a typical chandelier and makes the light fixture feel more earthy. I painted the metal frame of this chandelier in a warm gray color called "Primitive" by Americana Decor. I have been making my own chalk paint as of late, but saw this sample at Home Depot and thought what the hey...
For a fun twist, I removed the candle covers, wrapped them in sisal rope, and secured the rope in place with hot glue.
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? Thanks Chels for introducing sisal rope accents to me in your sisal rope lamp tutorial and using rope to add interest to a hanging photo posts ;)
This 5-bulb chalk-painted chandelier is available for sale.
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